NINA VALKANOVA & MORITZ BEHRENS (BASED IN BARCELONA)
SMART CITIZEN SENTIMENT DASHBOARD, 2014
The Smart Citizen Sentiment Dashboard (SCSD) is an interactive participatory installation that lets citizens engage with, and comment on, urban challenges in their cities. Through a tangible interface connected to a media facade, passers-by and participants on-site can submit their sentiments, and simultaneously see the effect of their actions projected onto the facade. The tangible urban interaction device allows for an intuitive and accessible, yet identifiable and public way of expressing one’s view. The project aims to create an open, aesthetic dialogue about urban challenges and invites citizen to engage, by playfully allowing them to express their opinion and share and compare their views in the physical built environment.
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Smart Citizen Sentiment Dashboard by Nina Valkanova & Moritz Behrens © Nina Valkanova & Moritz Behrens
Nina Valkanova is an interaction design researcher, media artist and creative coder. Her current research focuses on the question how to create engaging experiences with citizen-driven data visualizations in shared public spaces, and how to use them to influence and support positive attitudes such as healthier habits, sustainability, or civic discourse. Born in Bulgaria, Nina holds a Master degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the TU Darmstadt, Germany and is currently a PhD candidate in Human-Computer interaction at the Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona.
Moritz Behrens is an architect and maker, an interaction designer and researcher aiming to combine media architecture with human-computer interaction. His work focuses on technology-mediated interactions in urban space, which support citizens and communities to engage with social challenges of their city. Previously he was a researcher in the ‘Screens in the Wild’ project at the UCL Bartlett School, London, which explored networked urban screens for empowering communities.
Customised visualisation software; Cutomised interaction device; Customised citizen database; Media façade; RFID technology